Bernward Engelke

Associate

020 7467 1470

I’ve always wanted to become an architect (except when as a child I wanted to be Pope). Only when studying at the RWTH Aachen in Germany, my home country, did I realise that I am more interested in the places between the buildings, so I combined studying Architecture with Urban Design.

I moved to San Francisco and worked for George Hargreaves, maybe inspired by the beauty of North California. After managing the construction of Discovery Green in Houston, I relocated to London and worked on the Olympic Park for the next five years.

I joined LDA Design in 2012 and have managed a wide range of projects from the Olympic Park Transformation to the Science Gallery London, the town centre of the mixed-use development Northwest Cambridge, and the roof gardens at King’s Cross T2.

In my free time I enjoy reading, sports, and exploring London and its parks with my wife and two young kids.

Q&A


As a designer, I was inspired by …

Walter de Maria and other ‘Land Art’ artists.

I’ve never really understood why …

We don’t recycle plastic bags.

What’s been your proudest moment since joining LDA Design?

Watching the crowds enjoying the Olympic Park during the Games.

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